Kitchen Design, Equipment Supply & Installation
When chef and restaurateur Justin Carlisle and developer Tim Gohkman of New Land Development reached out to us to design a new venture – Crossroads Collective – we were thrilled! We jumped at the chance to help create Milwaukee’s first food hall and breathe new life into the historic Oriental Drugs building at the corner of Farwell and North Avenue.
Paul worked with five of the six opening vendors directly to determine specific needs for their menus. Because the vendor spaces are leased, we also made sure that the individual spaces were still flexible enough for any type of cuisine. We helped them source equipment and also created custom stainless tables for their customer-facing counters.
In addition to the common kitchen, Beerline Cafe – which specializes in vegan and vegetarian cuisine – wanted the ability to cook out front. So, we created a live cooking space specifically designed for them. “We met to discuss their needs for the space, then went from design to sourcing to install within two weeks,” says Paul.
The most intense part of a project is always the last couple weeks before it opens. Paul was at the space nearly every day and even delivered the bar equipment himself the Saturday before opening so it could be installed in time. In Paul’s words, “We always do what we gotta do to get the project done!”